The Peoples Democratic Party House of Representatives candidate for Dekina/Bassa Fender Constituency in the 2023 elections, Austin Okai, on Monday, alleged that the newly-inaugurated Governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo, has approved the establishment of the “Office of Immediate-Past Governor” in the state.
Okai made the claim in a post on his verified social media handle on Monday.
He further claimed that the office, which would be allegedly occupied by the immediate-past governor, Yahaya Bello, would be domiciled in the state Government House.
“Kogi State Governor approves the establishment of the ‘Office of Immediate Past Governor’ to be domiciled in the Government House. Kogi State, congratulations,” Okai wrote.
Efforts to get Ododo’s reaction were unsuccessful as calls placed to the mobile line of his media aide, John Nihi, were unanswered. He also did not respond to messages sent to him via WhatsApp.
The PUNCH reports that Ododo was sworn in as governor of the state on Saturday, succeeding Bello who just completed his second term in office.